Month: August 2018

Here a Keokuk, There a Keokuk Everywhere a Keokuk?

It can be confusing when small political jurisdictions with the same name are contained within the same larger jurisdiction. That’s apparently what caused the confusion with the index entry for this 1940 death certificate from the State of Iowa that appears on FamilySearch in their “Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940.” George Sartorius died at Graham Hospital in Keokuk, […]

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How Precise?

I am thinking out loud here. I’m typing up my ahnentafel chart for presentation on my website. One of the issues I have is the precision of the location of an event. Many of my families are clustered in several rural areas, locations are not always overly specific. Genealogists like specifics, but sometimes we have […]

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Emmar’s 1918 Pension Testimony: Part VII

Emmar had a relationship with a man named Gideon Town and that relationship resulted in a daughter Lillie. Gideon took off with the unnamed grass-widow and they were gone three weeks. The grass widow returned to her father’s home near Cromwell. Gideon never came back. He had children but no property and Emmar made no […]

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Emmar’s 1918 Pension Testimony: Part IV

The unnamed step-daughter of Emmar (Sargent) Pollard in Ashland, Nebraska, was older than Emmar and was dead by the time Emmar made out her statement in 1918. Emmar and James Pollard separated sometime after their arrival in Nebraska and Emmar divorced him. She accused Pollard of not providing for her after their arrival in Nebraska. […]

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